"He has not only cheated the court but also prepared forged documents."

Jayalalithaas real son a fake says Madras HC and orders his arrest for cheating
news Jayalalithaa Monday, March 27, 2017 - 14:09

Days after he proclaimed to be Jayalalithaa’s “real son”, the Madras High Court on Monday directed the police to arrest Erode resident J Krishnamurthy.  

In what is being seen as a warning to those who make such claims in the future, the arrest orders were issued by Justice R Mahadevan for attempting to cheat the court and for forging documents. The Madras High Court had examined a report submitted by the Central Crime Branch.

Justice Mahadevan said, “He (Krishnamurthy) has not only cheated the court but also prepared forged documents.” The police was then directed to take appropriate action against the petitioner in accordance with law.

The Inspector of police had probed the claims made by Krishnamurthy, that he was the son of former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa and actor Shoban Babu.

 Krishnamurthy filed a writ petition before the Madras High Court over 10 days back, claiming that he was the only son of the late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa. Krishnamurthy, who claims to live with his adopted parents also stated that 'his mother' had planned to introduce him to the public as her son between 14-18 September. Sasikala, allegedly was against this move and quarrelled with Jayalalithaa against it. The late CM, he says, was then admitted to the hospital on September 22.

While hearing this case on March 17, the Madras High Court had pulled up both the petitioner and activist Traffic Ramaswamy, who is Krishnamurthy’s counsel. The HC demanded that the petitioner submit documents to prove that he is indeed the late Chief Minister's son. The court said that the proof will have to be verified for authenticity by the police. The report was submitted to the court on March 24 in a sealed cover.

The court had further warned the petitioner and the activist that if the petitioner's claim is proven to be false, severe action will be taken. 

This is the second such rumour about Jayalalithaa that has been quashed in the days since her death. Shortly after Jayalalithaa’s death last December, a picture of a woman closely resembling her had gone viral on social media. It was rumoured that she was the late CM’s “secret daughter”, living in the US anonymously.

However, as reported by TNM earlier, the woman in the picture is Divya Ramanathan Veeraraghavan, who lives in Australia with her husband. Divya has no connection with Jayalallithaa, she in fact belongs to the family of Mridangam Vidwan V Balaji.

Balaji had then told TNM, "We had seen the image doing the rounds last year, and had contacted Facebook through friends to get it removed. But they said there was nothing derogatory, and that the rumour will die down. But it didn't. It started getting circulated even more, and my brother and Divya were worried and annoyed."

It was then that the family had gotten in touch with singer Chinmayi Sripada, who shed light on the identity of the woman in the picture. 

Read:  This viral image is supposed to be of Jayalalithaa’s ‘daughter’, here is the truth

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